Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

NIST, UL Release Online Video Lectures on Fire Behavior

March 14, 2014

UL FSRI Director Steve Kerber, NIST Fire Protection Engineer Dan Madrzykowski and Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department Chief of Training Derek Alkonis team up to present a seven-part video lecture series on fire dynamics and firefighting entitled "NIST and UL Research on Fire Behavior & Fireground Tactics."

Firefighting Tactics: SLICERS and DICERS

March 7, 2014

Bobby Halton talks to Eddie Buchanan and Ray McCormack about SLICERS, DICERS, fire service acronyms, and incorporating new fire science findings into firefighting tactics.

Roundtable: Firefighting Tactics and Science

March 6, 2014

Has your fire department changed any tactics, evolutions, or procedures because of the findings of recent fire behavior studies? Share your comments with other firefighters from around the nation and world.

Attic Flashover: What's Behind the Hidden Blast?

March 5, 2014

In "Attacking from the Burned Side Can Save Lives" (Fire Engineering, November 2011), I briefly mentioned the line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) and near misses associated with fires that burned on the exterior and into the attic space, causing a flashover.

Wisconsin Woman Meets Firefighter Who Saved Her Life

March 4, 2014

A woman whose home was destroyed by fire meets the firefighter who led her to safety. Linda Hoffman lost all of her belongings, yet she’s grateful to be alive -- and says she owes it to the Greenfield Fire Department.

7-Alarm Fire Destroys Boston Duplex

March 3, 2014

A roaring fire that went to seven alarms destroyed a duplex in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Designing a Safe and Effective Emergency Response Plan

February 27, 2014

At this year's FDIC, Ken Folisi of Lewis University will present "Designing a Safe and Effective Emergency Response Plan."

After-Action Report Released from Kill the Flashover 2014 Project

February 18, 2014

The document below was produced at the end of the Kill the Flashover 2014 Project that was held at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia (SC), February 10-14, 2014.

Firefighters Respond to 5-Alarm Weehawken (NJ) Fire

February 18, 2014

Firefighters responded to a five-alarm fire that struck a rowhouse today in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Fire at Connecticut Energy Plant

February 12, 2014

Firefighters needed about 90 minutes to control a fire in a turbine Wednesday morning at the Kleen Energy power plant, the site of a fatal gas explosion about four years ago